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AMERICAN LEPIDOPTERA. 311 

lines of the under surface, the more ohscurely colored upper surface 
(which contrasts so much the more forcibly with the paler and bright 
hue of the under side) and by the straighter external margin and more 
prominent angles of the primaries, while the antennae seem proportion- 
ally longer, the <; club" more prominent. 

We have heard of the discovery of this species in Michigan and 
look to hear of its capture in New England. 



Descriptions of certain species of DIURNAL LEPIDOPTERA found in the 

United States. 

BY WM. H. EDWARDS. 

Hesperia Wakulla, n. sp. 

Male. Expands 1 T 3 „ inch. Upper side olive brown; primaries have 
an irregular row of six small, angular spots, commencing on the costa 
one fourth the distance from apex to base and running nearly parallel 
with the hind margin to middle of the wing; secondaries immaculate ; 
fringes long, whitish, cut with brown at tips of nervures. 

Under side of primaries olive brown ; the spots indicated on upper 
surface are here enlarged, distinct, yellow white and nearly of equal 
size, the fourth from costa, only being minute ; at the lower end of these 
spots and anterior to the line is sometimes a larger, indistinct spot with 
a small one below, making eight in all, extending nearly across the 
wing ; a minute spot at end of cell. 

Secondaries brown, with a grey violet tint except near abdominal 
margin; the disk crossed by a tortuous, connected row of irregular yel- 
low-white spots, from outer angle to near abdominal margin, dilated at 
the extremities ; a branch from this row connects with a spot at end of 
cell ; the nervures of the disk yellowish white, giving with the spots a 
reticulated appearance. 

Body above brown; antennae brown above, annulated with yellowish 
below ; club black above, yellowish below. 

From three males received from A. W. Chapman, Esq. of Apalach- 
icola, Florida. 

Hesperia Eufala, n. sp. 

Male. Expands 1-fo inch. Upper side olive brown; primaries have 
three semi-transparent dots in a line from costa near apex and two 
small spots below and anterior, separated from the others by the space 
of a line. 



312 \VM. H. EDWARDS. 

Secondaries immaculate ; fringes fuscous. 

Body above brown, beneath grey white. 

Female. Expands 1 T 2 inch. Similar to male, but on both surfaces 
with a slight violet tint. 

From 2 % , 1 $ , received from A. W. Chapman, Esq., Apalachicola, 
Florida. 

I learn from Mr. Chapman that a specimen of Tlmetes Elevrha, 
Hiibner, has been taken at Apalachicola; it is a Cuban species, and not 
hitherto known to belong to our fauna. 

HE8PERIA Melane, n. sp. 

Male. Expands 1-^ inch. Upper side brown more or less tinted 
with fulvous, especially at base of primaries and over whole surface of 
secondaries ; primaries have three small fulvous spots between the sub- 
costal nervules, a fourth, minute, in a line with these, but separated ; 
two large angular spots on disk and another on edge of inner margin ; 
all these spots forming an irregular row across the disk. 

Secondaries have a row of indistinct fulvous spots nearly parallel to 
hind margin. 

Under side brown with a yellow tint, most decided on secondaries ; 
spots on primaries repeated but paler and enlarged ; on secondaries dif- 
fuse, forming a broad yellowish band. 

Body brown above, beneath yellow ; palpi yellow J antennae brown 
above, yellow below ; club black, tip ferruginous. 

Female. Expands l T ^j inch. Similar to male ; the spots on secon- 
daries more distinct and those on primaries larger and translucent. 

From California 1 % , 1 J . Collection of Tryon Reakirt, Esq.